Energize your Fall iTunes Listening with the Unforgettable Biography Lifeliner

“Lifeliner is the amazing, unforgettable story of a young woman who becomes seriously ill at a young age and with the devoted care of her gastroenterologist survives for over twenty years.” And now you can listen to it on iTunes.
Oct. 19, 2010 - PRLog -- Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story “is the amazing, unforgettable story of a young woman who becomes seriously ill at a young age and with the devoted care of her gastroenterologist survives for over twenty years,” Gloria Oren wrote on Amazon.com. Available in print and multi-format eBook, the award-winning Lifeliner tells the amazing story of a young woman who made medical history as the first person to live at home on intravenous feeding without eating any food for over twenty years after blood clots annihilated her intestines. Luckily for Judy Taylor, this potentially fatal event happened at the same time that a compassionate doctor was researching artificial feeding techniques. Because of Taylor's tenacity and Dr. Khursheed Jeejeebhoy's ingenuity, the life-transforming technology of Home TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition) became a reality. And Taylor shared the joy of her second chance at life with everyone she met.

The book has scooped awards in the US for Editor’s Choice, Publisher’s Choice, and Reader's Choice and won Best Biography in the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award.

In her five-star review, Oren wrote: “[Shireen], the doctor's daughter met Judy when her father was invited to a BBQ at Judy's home and was asked to bring his family. Knowing Judy personally enabled the author to contact people Judy knew and to produce a story that will live on for a very long time,” a story about how Taylor and Jeejeebhoy brought TPN out of the realm of science fiction and into reality, allowing tens of thousands of people around the world, whether they have bowel disease, cancer, or AIDS, to live longer, fulfilled lives.

Besides its medical story, Lifeliner is also winning accolades for its powerful inspirational story telling:

“A very gripping and touching tale.” Mike Wise, CBC Toronto News Nighttime Anchor

“Shireen Jeejeebhoy has written an extraordinary account of Judy Taylor and her fight for life.” Carol Hoyer, Ph.D. Family Psychology

“Shireen’s pen has all the force of a great storyteller and the artistic skills of reviving a past scene in its most original form. She shows us the situation, taking us to the time and place of the event without throwing in a single unnecessary word.” Ernest Dempsey, Reviewer and Author

Because of her illness and being the first to live on TPN, Taylor volunteered wherever needed, even travelling to New York and Sweden to encourage others. As one woman wrote to the author: “Judy saved my spirit.”

Lifeliner, now being podcast weekly on iTunes, is a book written for the lay audience. Besides detailing the evolution of TPN, it is gripping readers everywhere with its fascinating story of this brave woman and how she inspired so many to face and conquer impossible odds.

“When they sent her home on TPN, no one knew how long she would live or what her quality of life would be like,” Shireen says. “As far as Judy was concerned, life itself was good enough and she had no intention of lying on the couch all day. She had been given a second chance and she was running with it.”

Lifeliner is available in trade paperback and hard cover online and through bookstores, as well as in multi-format eBook on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, Smashwords.com, Sony Reader Store, and soon to come KoboBooks.

Read more and watch a book trailer at http://jeejeebhoy.ca/lifeliner. Photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/pario/sets/72157615087640522/ and video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kn8WWoml2I.

About the Author

Shireen Jeejeebhoy resides in Toronto, Canada. She holds a B.Sc. in psychology from the University of Toronto. She is an accomplished writer and is working on her second novel.

Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story
by Shireen Jeejeebhoy
October 2007 / 186 pages
ISBN: 978-0-595-44544-8 Trade Paper US$16.95
Smashwords Edition
May 2010 / 186 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4523-2324-4 Open Ebook US$4.99

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Author and photographer Shireen Jeejeebhoy has published "Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story" and is currently working on a novel and screenplay. Jeejeebhoy resides in Toronto, Canada and holds a B.Sc. in psychology from the University of Toronto.
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